Through the "Wilden Kermeter"

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Durch den "Wilden Kermeter" is a 4.3 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Heimbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.3 km Elevation Gain: 88 m Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


trail running


bird watching



wild flowers

The "Wilden Kermeter" offers barrier-free hiking and nature experiences on your own or through the expert guidance of ranger tours. The route contains 2 viewpoints: Hirschley Lookout, which also has a rest area, and the vantage point of Vogelsang. How to get there: Leave the car park, pass the barrier, and follow the paved forest road into the forest. After about 750 m you will arrive at the rest stop 'Schwarzes Kreuz'. Turn right and follow the second unpaved road from the right ('Waldlehrpfad') for 800 m downhill. At the crossroad turn left and follow the Eifelsteig / WW14. After approx. 750 m you will reach the Hirschley, a lookout point with a resting hut and picnic tables, as well as a wonderful view over the Rurtalsperre. After another 500 m, the path crosses a paved forest road. On the opposite side is the picnic area Paulushof. Turn left onto Waldstraße and follow it for 1.25 km back to the Black Cross. From here, continue along the route back to the parking lot.

3 months ago

The trail on the Wilder Kermeter is barrier-free and for the whole family. We had made this walk with a ranger who could give us a lot of information. For example, we should complete the trail with the Wild Way. That had been well worth it.

5 months ago

A tour for the whole family in the heart of the Kermeters

Thursday, August 18, 2016

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